The 29-year-old actor failed to appear for a second arraignment hearing in connection with charges of immoral communication with a minor, prompting a Washington judge to issue a $100,000 warrant.
The former That’s So Raven actor’s lawyer, Lee Hutton, told TMZ he had reached out to the King County District Attorney’s office several times but had no response and claimed his client has not been served.
He added: ‘[We are] concerned with the misrepresentations made in court. Indeed, we will move forward to defend these allegations but also determine why due process has not been followed.’
However, a spokesperson for the DA’s office insisted they had not received any communication from Massey’s team.
They stated: ‘Further, Mr. Massey, nor any representatives of him, have filed anything in the Court docket. It is possible that Mr. Massey’s attorney is calling the wrong office.
‘It’s also worth noting that Mr. Massey previously acknowledged the filing of the case in past media articles since the first arraignment date, which also included today’s new arraignment date. There’s no misrepresentation here. Quite simply, Mr. Massey did not appear in court.’
The Cory in the House actor – who has been accused of exchanging messages online with a 13-year-old girl – had missed an earlier hearing in June, which he claimed he had no idea had been scheduled until he read about it in the news.
The 29-year-old has been charged with one count of immoral communication with a minor, with the felony charge filed on June 14 in King County, Washington.
The That’s So Raven star is accused of sending sexually explicit content to the minor between December 2018 and January 2019.
According to court documents seen by TMZ and other US publications, police have been investigating the allegations since early 2020.
The girl’s mother gave police a thumb drive containing explicit content Massey allegedly sent over Snapchat when the girl was 13.
His lawyer said his client believes the allegations are motivated by revenge because the accuser didn’t succeed in a civil suit in 2019 – which he claimed at the time was an extortion attempt – and vowed to ‘aggressively defend these accusations again and will seek civil damages from those that refuse to hear the facts.’
The lawyer added: ‘We plan to seek an early dismissal finally putting this bad behavior to rest.’
Massey is best known for playing Cory Baxter, the little brother of Raven-Symoné’s character Raven, in the hit Disney Channel series That’s So Raven.
In 2007, he landed his own spin-off, Cory In The House, and voiced Milo on Fish Hooks between 2010 and 2014.
Massey – who is also a rapper – competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2010, and made it to the final with professional partner Lacey Schwimmer.
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